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Laurie Trounce


Laurie joined us as a Partner in the Corporate Team in Truro in 2017 having previously been the Acting Head of Legal at Cornwall Council. Laurie qualified as a solicitor in September 2009 after studying Law with German Law (LLB Hons) at University College London and the University of Cologne. With over 9 years post qualification experience, Laurie has a strong track record of delivering complex, high value projects in the public sector with particular expertise  in dealing with major procurements and advising on alternative delivery vehicles including the use of trading companies and joint ventures.

As the Head of our Charity Team, Laurie also advises charities working in a variety of sectors including social housing, healthcare and education in connection with a broad range of charity law related issues including corporate governance, trustee duties, restructuring including mergers, trading, fundraising and grant-funding agreements.


Laurie's recent work includes:

  • Supporting an education sector client with a high profile public sector infrastructure project including advice in connection with commercial, state aid and procurement matters
  • Assisting with the establishment of a new corporate joint venture between three large national charities within the healthcare sector including advice regarding governance, incorporation and transfer of assets
  • Providing support on a number of high value contracts and procurements including advice relating to the competitive dialogue process
  • Advising on a complex, innovative joint venture between a local authority Teckal company and a local authority for the delivery of highways maintenance
  • Advising on the restructuring and implementation of a local authority trading group
  • Supporting a variety of large charities on a number of charity law issues including corporate governance reviews, advising on trustee duties, and supporting on a number of charity restructures and mergers.


Laurie has achieved the Law Society's Diploma in Local Government Law and Practice and is a member of the Charity Law Association. She was also Young Solicitor of the Year 2010  (Solicitors in Local Government) and shortlisted for the Law Society’s Excellence Award in the category Junior Lawyer of the Year 2010.

In her spare time, Laurie enjoys spending time with her family and looking after her chickens


Corporate Team Testimonials

The Corporate Team are described by Legal 500 (2018)as ‘a strong regional player providing an extensive range of services’ to a client base primarily composed of local and regional SMEs and owner-managed businesses in the food and drink, healthcare, caravan park and energy and natural resources sectors.


Chambers (2019):   A market commentator says: "They are an excellent firm and I consider them to be the number one lawyers in Cornwall. They have a great breadth of knowledge and expertise." Sources also report that "they are very client-focused and put the hours and travelling in to accommodate tight deadlines."